**** Behind Glass – mixed media – would require a discussion regarding shipping
The strangest thing happened the other day, indeed not long after this latest Carmel Madigan painting arrived at the Gallery. We took a walk to the famous Bridges of Ross, which we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep, on a day when the tide was out farther than I had ever seen it go. New rocks were suddenly exposed to us, rocks that we had never walked on before, were suddenly visible; bleached pink from the seaweed. A further byproduct of this low tide was a million new rockpools full of sea life. It was a surreal experience and the thought crossed my mind more than once, that I felt I was walking through this very Carmel Madigan painting. Every colour we were familiar with from Carmel; those varying levels and depths of purples, pinks, turquoises, greens and blues that you almost don’t believe could exist for real, were there right in front of us, in all their vibrant realness. This particular mixed media work is extraordinary. What lies beneath the Rock Pools in Ross II – Carmel strikes again.